help me understand my boyfriends crohns

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   Posted 1/24/2010 5:09 PM (GMT -6)   
i am very happy with my boyfriend and forget about his ileostomy bag which he thinks is amazing, i need hel in ways to support him and understand more about it please xx

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   Posted 1/24/2010 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   
To start with do a lot of reading here. It helps those of us who have the disease to understand it better and it will help you also.

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   Posted 1/24/2010 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
i have been reading tonight i find it very hard to connect with him some stuff i do understand but the emotions is hard he keeps things bottled up and the fact i work he hates because he cant

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   Posted 1/24/2010 6:22 PM (GMT -6)   
You'll only be able to help him as much as he lets you help him, so don't put all the burden on yourself, if he chooses to be private about some aspects of it then let it be, he'll share when and if he's comfortable to share it, and there's nothing wrong with that, everyone deals with this disease differently, afterall it's a pretty humilitating disease and it doesn't help that society in general tags it with a negative spin on it, expecially when you consider the fact that everyone does poop for crying out loud LOL.

bee propolis caps 500mg one cap twice/day
omegas 369 caps one cap twice/day
probiotics 10 billion cfu once/day
vitamins C-calcium ascorbate (easy on the gut) and vitamin A each once/day
Prodiem fibre supplement one cap before bed
I've also altered my diet (no junky stuff at all, processed, fast-foods, refined sugars, ect) and exercise regularly.
I went from 30+ bloody BM's/day with lots of lower back pain to an average of 5/day no bleeding no back pain and completely formed stools, still have severe urgency issues.
~~~~~~~~My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)~~~~~~~~

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   Posted 1/24/2010 9:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Ask him to read here with you, then see if he'll talk I'd bet he will.
Male with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003.Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control.5-asa Salofalk, Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.

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